Archive for January 3rd, 2017

Singapore businesses fear worse economic situation in 2017

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Singapore Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The economic climate in Singapore deteriorated last year, according to companies polled in a new survey, with almost half expecting this year to be even worse. This was one [...]
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Singapore Economy Likely Grew More Than 1 pct in 2016: PM

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s economy probably grew more than 1 percent in 2016 but the government is keeping a close watch on the labour market as it has shown signs of weakening, prime [...]
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Singapore seeks economic cooperation

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong says hopes for a Trans-Pacific Partnership have dimmed, and his country was continuing to pursue other avenues of economic [...]
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Singapore condemns Istanbul night club attack

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore on Sunday (January 1) condemned the attack at an Istanbul night club on New Year’s eve in Turkey, which killed close to 40 people and injured nearly 70 [...]
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Man caught on CCTV attacking 3 bus captains on New Year’s Eve

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Updated at 10.30am on 2 January 2017 to included additional information from Singapore Police Force* *Updated at 1.40pm on 1 January 2017 to include statement from Singapore [...]
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PM Lee expresses confidence over triumphing the current economic slowdown in his New Year message

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

Despite the current global economic uncertainties, Singapore is “not doing badly,” said prime minister Lee Hsien Loong during his New Year message. He also [...]
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Singapore: New complex to replace Jurong West’s Block 493 charred market

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

Jurong administration is likely to build a two-storey complex in the next two years at the place of the Block 493 market at Jurong West Street 41, which was reduced to ashes [...]
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Singapore: 860,000 HDB flat owners to receive GST voucher in 2017

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced on 1 January that about 860,000 Housing Board (HDB) flat owners will receive the next instalment of the GST voucher [...]
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Philippines says ‘fear of Duterte’ lessens New Year injuries

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Fears that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would harshly punish revellers who celebrate the New Year with firecrackers caused a “remarkable” decline in [...]
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Join fight vs drugs, corruption – Duterte

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Faced with the challenge to improve the lives of Filipinos amidst human rights concerns over his bloody war on drugs, President Duterte yesterday underscored the need to [...]
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Rody ‘fear factor’ cuts firecracker injuries

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Philippine Star | 6:00 AM

A woman was burned to death in Bayawan, Negros Oriental while houses were gutted in separate fire incidents during the New Year’s Eve revelry, which recorded the lowest [...]
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Rody defers release order of SSS pension hike

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

President Duterte has deferred ordering the release of funds for the increase in the pension of Social Security System (SSS) members until his office finds a workable [...]
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Rody takes two days off for New Year

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

President Duterte was able to take two days off from heavy work, which he also did days before he formally took his oath of office on June 30. Sources said the President had [...]
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AFP backs Duterte amid oust plot – DND chief

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Defense Secretary Deflin Lorenzana has assured the public the entire 125,000-strong Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) remains supportive of President Duterte. Lorenzana [...]
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Manila, Camanava winning drug war

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

The fact that street crimes are down 60 percent is glaring proof that the Manila Police District (MPD) and the Northern Police District (NPD) are winning the war against [...]
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